Birds of Paradise Theatre Company presents

Don’t. Make. Tea.

Written by Rob Drummond. Presented in association with Traverse Theatre
Recommended Age 14+ Contains Violence and References to Suicide
Audio Described

This performance has taken place in the past

Recommended Age 14+
Contains Violence and References to Suicide

Another bloody serious comedy from BOP, makers of the hilarious My Left Right Foot – The Musical.

The near future.

Chris never wanted to end up here. She’s a proud woman and hates asking for help but when her condition deteriorated she had no choice but to claim benefits.

Ralph believes in the new system. He knows it can work for Chris. He’s here today, in her home, to assess her, to prove she is fit and capable of working.

Can Chris persuade him to change his mind? And, if not, how far is she willing to go to save herself?

‘laugh-out-loud comedy, psychological thriller and deep conversation on the disabled experience of the state’. ★★★★★ The Quintessential Review
‘brings a laser-like focus to the current plight of disabled people in Britain.’
★★★★ The Scotsman
‘razor-sharp and delivered with impeccable dollops of comedy’ ★★★★ All Edinburgh Theatre

All performances are captioned and have creatively embedded BSL interpretation, with audio description integrated into the script.

British Sign Language Interpretation is embedded in the show. When you enter the theatre you will find that there is pre-show information onstage. We recommend you book tickets at least a few rows from the front, and central or to the right for the best view. 

Captions are placed above the set. We recommend you book tickets at least a few rows up for the best view.

Audio Description is built into the show. You can sit anywhere. Pre-show information is available on the BOP website.

Sensory Touch Tour. For audience members using audio description, you have the option of arriving early to visit the set for a pre-show descriptive tour ahead of the main audience’s arrival (this must take place 45 minutes prior to the show starting). If you would like to arrange this please contact Michelle, BOP producer via

Written by Rob Drummond
Directed by Robert Softley Gale
Set & Costume Design Kenneth MacLeod
Lighting Design Grant Anderson
Composer Scott Twynholm
Audio Visual Designer Jamie MacDonald
Creative Producer Mairi Taylor
Producer Michelle Rolfe
Production Manager (BOP) Niall Black

In association with Traverse Theatre.

Supported by Creative Scotland.
Image credit: Andy Catlin

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A man in checked shirt and chinos and wearing a work lanyard falls to the ground in what looks like a domestic living room setting. His mouth is open as if shouting/in pain. A woman stands behind him and appears to hit him with a crutch or walking stick. She too has her mouth open as if shouting in anger.